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Automatic to 6speed MT swap...I know, I know.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Keith120286, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    He doesn't know how to drive one properly.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    I got to experience railroading in the snow at least! I had a blast in Wyoming. Went to Cody once a week for groceries. And for bullets for my old 300 Blackout AR15.

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  3. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    auto is stronger and better fuel economy and you can put it in the gear you want just like a manual
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    Except when you are driving 70MPH w/ the cruise on and start to climb a tiny incline. Fucking thing wants to jump gears when it had enough power and torque to easily go up the hill without losing any speed. Just needs a little gas...

    My old X-Runner would cruise the Texas Hill Country in 6th gear without losing any speed. No unneeded down shifting.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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    Why do people think Auto is better fuel economy? Tis untruth.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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    I wish I could find some details on this build. This in a DCLB would be absolutely tits.
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  7. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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    I didn't doubt the DCLB's offroad capabilities at all. But there is a reason the 6 speed isn't in it. And it's not because there's no demand for it, or because it won't fit. Read my comment again.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:29 AM
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  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:31 AM
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  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:45 AM
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    shit i have driven both and on average the auto got better fuel economy with bigger tires and a lift lol
     
  11. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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    Odd, I've always gotten way better with my Manuals.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:52 AM
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    maybe driving style? idk i have yet to see the new manual trucks beat a new auto truck.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:00 AM
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    Must be driving style. Though according to the Gov. the V6 Auto beats the V6 Manual in fuel economy but its the other way around for the 2.7L I4's.

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2013_Toyota_Tacoma.shtml
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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    yea i know it is the other way for the 2.7l but he is saying 6 speed so the v6 4.0
    My 2.7 manual gets shitty fuel economy but i smash on it and have lift with big tires i usually get 19MPG when stock it was a lot more
     
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  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:02 AM
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    Which is interesting, because I got 23-25 MPG winter-summer on average in my 6spd manual and most of TW can't even break 19.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:05 AM
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    I would guess most of TW is 4x4 and a bunch are lifted also male drivers
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 2:39 AM
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    Yea, light 2wd Xrunners do have their advantages :D
     
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    I love the MT :D.
     
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    get it in a different color and paint it the color you want?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Damn I would love todo that swap in my DCLB. Absolutely love the truck, need four doors for the family, and need six-foot bed to carry motorcycles on a regular basis, otherwise I would've gotten the double cab short bed. It really is a shame you can't even order it in a mt setup. Just like the sunroof, I would've gladly paid extra money to get a mt or a sunroof in my truck. It really is a shame. If you do somehow figure out how to do this, please document it on Tacoma world as there are many others who would like to do it as well. If you were closer, I'd offer to lend a hand in the conversion myself when you're ready.
     
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